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SEUSSICAL Runs July 29-Aug. 7

East Side Players
July 29-Aug. 7
Blue Ash Amphitheater

Directed by Amanda Osburn

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Revisit your favorite characters in this colorful adventure through Dr. Seuss’s beloved stories! Horton the Elephant, who discovers a speck of dust containing tiny people called the Whos. Horton must protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, and he must also guard an abandoned egg left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird.  Although Horton faces ridicule, danger and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him.  Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community are challenged and emerge triumphant!

  • Thu-Sun, July 29-Aug. 1 at 7:30pm
  • Wed-Sat, Aug. 4-7 at 7:30pm

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Summer Productions Rescheduled to 2021 at East Side Players

esp_logoIn response to the COVID-19 virus, East Side Players has made the decision to POSTPONE their 2020 summer productions to 2021. Performance dates to be announced.

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Auditions Announced for SEUSSICAL the Musical at East Side Players

esp_logoThe East Side Players are pleased to announce auditions for their June production of SEUSSICAL the Musical.

Numerous roles available for ages 5 and up.

Directed by Amanda Osburn.

Auditions are Sundays March 8 and 15 from 2-6pm at the Blue Ash Presbyterian Church, 4309 Cooper
Road, 45242.

Please prepare one-minute of a song, preferably from SEUSSICAL the Musical. CD or .mp3 accompaniment is fine as there will be no accompanist. Auditionees may be asked to do a reading from the script, and there will be a dance routine which will be taught at the audition.

Reservations are requested and can be made by emailing

All rehearsals and performances will be at the Blue Ash Amphitheater 4433 Cooper Road,

Performance dates are June 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12 and 13 at the Blue Ash Amphitheater.

Complete production information is available on our website esptheater.org.

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NEWSIES Runs Aug. 1-10

ESP_Newsies logoNEWSIES
East Side Players
Aug. 1-10
Blue Ash Amphitheater

Directed by Kayla Swelbar

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Set in turn-of-the century New York City, NEWSIES is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of teenaged “newsies.” When titans of publishing raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack rallies newsies from across the city to strike against the unfair conditions.

Based on the 1992 motion picture and inspired by a true story, NEWSIES features a Tony Award-winning score by Alan Menken and Jack Feldman and a book by Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein. Featuring the now classic songs “Carrying the Banner,” “Seize the Day,” and “Santa Fe,” “Newsies” is packed with non-stop thrills and a timeless message, perfect for the whole family.

  • Thu-Sun, Aug. 1-4 at 7:30pm
  • Wed-Sat, Aug. 7-10 at 7:30pm

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ANNIE Runs June 6-15

ESP_Annie logoANNIE
East Side Players
June 6-15
Blue Ash Amphitheater 

Directed by Cat Perlson

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With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. She is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City Orphanage that is run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. With the help of the other girls in the Orphanage, Annie escapes to the wondrous world of NYC. In adventure after fun-filled adventure, Annie foils Miss Hannigan’s evil machinations… and even befriends President Franklin Delano Roosevelt! She finds a new home and family in billionaire, Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.

  • Thu-Sun, June 6-9 at 7:30pm
  • Wed-Sat, June 12-15 at 7:30pm

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